Ron Cowie (’88) exhibits photography at 沃尔夫画廊

Maumee Valley welcomes back Ron Cowie ('88) for an exhibition of his photography at the 沃尔夫画廊.
The show is titled “Retrospective Conversation” and features works from the past 20 years celebrating creativity and visual poetry.
Mr. Cowie has used a camera to process the world as it is, and how he wishes it to be. And the pieces chosen for the show reflect that philosophy.

演出将于12月11日星期五开始. 9日,将持续到2月8日. 28. 公众可以见到奥巴马. Cowie at a reception Thursday, Dec. 8、下午5:30-7:00.m. 在沃尔夫画廊.

Mr. Cowie is donating the works to the school in hopes Maumee Valley uses the proceeds to support the visual arts program.

Mr. Cowie lives and works in Rhode Island, where he owns Oyster Farm Productions, 视频制作公司. His work is in the permanent collection of the Newport Art Museum, 波士顿公共图书馆, and Maumee Valley Country Day School.

Artist statement about “Retrospective Conversation”
“Photography is a meditation for me. I spent more time just making pictures and less time concerned with “what it all means.” I’m reassured by the Stewart Copeland lyric “There is a pattern there to see, and the point will soon be clear to me.”

“Twenty years of life are reflected in this exhibition, and much has happened in that period. Some things are a little clearer, but instead of better answers to life’s purpose, 我得到了更好的问题. This collection is a demonstration of restless curiosity, rambling poetics, and murmured prayer. It is a conversation with the divine.”

“I write this on a chilly Autumn morning in Rhode Island. 阳光灿烂, the leaves are golden on the tree, 鸟在喂食器旁, and the night’s frost turns to mist before my eyes.”

Mr. Cowie began taking pictures with some degree of seriousness when he was a teenager. His classmates at Maumee Valley Country Day School were the subjects. The problem was, his cameras kept getting stolen. One wasn’t his fault, but the other really was. In any case, he figured it was a sign from the universe that he wasn’t supposed to take pictures. So, he tried to do other things, but eventually asked for another camera, and that was that.

He attended the University of Cincinnati and majored in anthropology. He was the staff photographer for The 新闻 Record, the student-run newspaper. What he didn’t know in technique, he made up for in enthusiasm. Most of his time was spent taking pictures and hiding in the darkroom.

Figuring out how to make a life as a photographer wasn’t easy, so he looked at schools specifically for that career. He worked at a few photo labs as a custom printer. Not super happy at the time, but not miserable either. Ron was bored in Cincinnati, Ohio. 它发生.

在经历了一件改变人生的事情之后, he attended the New England School of Photography in Boston, majoring in advertising and editorial photography. He assisted photographers and built his own practice. He learned several 19th century photo processes, which he still uses today.

His editorial client list includes Yankee Magazine, 罗得岛月刊, 布莱恩特大学, 罗德岛大学, 罗德岛州, 和美术博物馆 in Boston. He has a wide variety of commercial and corporate clients.

He has taught workshops and given lectures at The George Eastman House in Rochester, NY, The Episcopal School in Alexandria, VA, 和美术博物馆.

The thread connecting all of these elements is a love for light and stories. Having a camera has helped him make sense of this beautiful world with all its contradictions and mysteries.
Maumee Valley Country Day School is the only PreK-12th grade accredited, 男女合校, and independent school in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.